Founded1905 in Rosthern, Saskatchewan
Canada. Rosthern Junior College understands that the education of children is a shared responsibility of the school, the home and the church.
Rosthern Junior College is a day and residence high school community which combines biblical teaching and quality academic education as prescribed through the Ministry of Education in Saskatchewan curriculum.
We offer a program of academic excellence recognized by both the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education and institutions of higher learning. RJC enables students to achieve academic success by providing opportunities and supports for study and learning for students of all abilities.
RJC Inspires academic achievement in order to broaden, enrich and challenge students’ learning and world-view; enriches classroom learning with creative opportunities in academic programs, music, student leadership, athletics, the arts, outdoor education, and service programs; as well as enables students to weigh educational, life-style, vocational and voluntary service choices that offer healing and hope in a world of disparities.
RJC will provide a safe living environment where students are respected and have the opportunity to understand community and to live in community and a community where every student is included and encouraged to explore their gifts and find places of involvement and belonging.
RJC will foster a stimulating and safe school environment where students and staff reconcile individual freedom with mutual accountability and learn a wholesome respect for self and others; help develop respectful and ethical relationships, where each person is valued and where we are accountable for our actions, decisions, and behaviors; encourage and affirm students to do their very best, whether in academics, leadership, service, athletics, music, the arts as well as giving students and staff the direction and the grace they need when they fail.
We are convinced that learning, at its best, occurs when academics are bound together with faith and positive relationships and where the focus is the development of the whole person.
These are students that have been appointed by their peers to take major leadership roles at the school. Members of Student Representative Council (SRC) hold positions such as; committee heads, secretary, treasurer, day student representative, and co-presidents. These members also lead student affairs, plan school events, and represent the student body at staff and board meetings.
The majority of the student body registers and participates in Concert Choir, where they earn their Choral 10/20/30 credit. Because of the size of the choir, it is usually divided into two sections who meet on alternate days. The two sections are brought together just before major performances, such as Opening Program, Christmas Concert, Music Festival and Spring Concert.
Quick Facts About Rosthern Junior College
Established in 1905, Rosthern Junior College helps students to develop a Christian lifestyle in all aspects of their lives through education, athletics, the performing arts and community service opportunities. For residential students, living from day to day with peers also enables students to develop structured independence, balanced by respect and trust for one another.
Rosthern Junior College (RJC) is located in Rosthern, Saskatchewan, Canada. We are located approximately 45 minutes from two cities, Saskatoon to the South and Prince Albert to the North. Our campus is on 17 acres of land and has an outdoor tennis court, ice rink, basketball and volleyball court.
Benefits of Studying at RJC
• The school is located in a small safe town
• The school is located in town so access to shops and services is easily accessible
• The school provides an exceptional academic program
• The school provides a variety of opportunities for cultural integration and experience
• The school provides two male and two female deans who live in residence with the students
• The school has a highly acclaimed fine arts and music department
• The school participates in a variety of competitive sports
• As a Christian school we encourage all of our students to learn how to live in peace in the school community
• Saskatchewan has FREE basic Health Care
Excellence in Education
RJC offers a program of academic excellence recognized by both the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education and institutions of higher learning. We inspire academic achievement in order to broaden, enrich and challenge students’ learning and world-view.
RJC enables students to achieve academic success by providing opportunities and supports for study and learning for students of all abilities. We enrich classroom learning with creative opportunities in academic programs, music, student leadership, athletics, the arts, outdoor education, and service programs. And we encourage students to weigh educational, life-style, vocational and voluntary service choices that offer healing and hope in a world of disparities.
What is Alternative Learning and Service Opportunities?
Alternative Learning and Service Opportunities (ALSO) are intensive times of 'learning while serving' for Rosthern Junior College students. During the annual ALSO week, the entire school community takes time away from the school campus to volunteer and to learn about issues relating to poverty, racism, stereotyping and injustice.
There are opportunities such as touring choirs, coffee houses and a variety of workshops. RJC also hosts Winter Theatre and a year-end musical which enables many students to become involved in the performing arts through acting, singing, lighting, choreography, set design and building.
Concert Choir is the largest school choir made up of most of the students at RJC. It is scheduled into the academic day and will earn the singers a Choral 10/20/30 credit depending on their grade level. Typically over 90% of the students sing in this choir. They have major performances at Christmas and in Spring, and a few more through the year. No experience necessary - this is where you get the experience!
The Theatre Arts Class is responsible for putting on the Winter Theatre. Join Theatre Arts to learn about the technical details about theatre - through games, role playing, and preparation and presentation of a play.
Every spring RJC presents a full length Broadway-style musical on grad weekend. Past performances have included many well known shows such as operettas by Gilbert and Sulllivan, some of Roger's & Hammersteins most famous works (The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!) Jesus Christ Superstar, Oliver!, Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, and more. Some less well known shows have been introduced to great acclaim such as Seussical the Musical, Children of Eden, Anything Goes, Honk! and others.
What sports can I play at RJC?
High school sports are more than just fun. They are great tools to help students learn about life. Teamwork, cooperation and leadership are several things students can learn from high school sports. When students build confidence on the sporting field, they are building confidence for other areas of life. RJC prides itself in helping our students learn how to be young men and women of integrity on and off the playing field.
RJC is a member of the Central Valley Athletic Conference and competes in the following SHSAA sanctioned sports: Volleyball, Cross Country, Soccer, Football, Basketball, Curling, Badminton, Track and Field. Both boys and girls also play hockey through the Rosthern Minor Hockey Association.
Student Representative Council (SRC)
These are students that have been elected by their peers to take major leadership roles at the school. Members of SRC hold positions such as: committee heads, secretary, treasurer, day student representative and co-presidents.
These members also lead student affairs, plan school events and represent the student body at staff and board meetings.
What Makes RJC Different From Other High Schools?
Rosthern Junior College is deeply appreciative of the relationships it enjoys in the community. Administrators work together with other Mennonite schools as a part of the Canadian Association of Mennonite Schools (CAMS).
RJC is also a part of the Saskatchewan Historical High Schools Association (SHHSA). RJC continues to benefit from a strong and healthy relationship with Prairie Spirit School Division. This is evidenced by our participation in their Athletic Association, sharing of resources and informal exchanges and discussions amongst teachers and colleagues.